From 25-27 May, 2005, participants from around Africa and the world will gather to strategise towards the realisation of an African Digital Information Commons. Here for detailed information.Read more!
This year's presidential election in Tanzania might be rightly called the first "internet" election. I will be blogging more information on this between now and October. Visit this innovative website that covers election news and issues (in Kiswahili). Here.Read more!
Posted by Ndesanjo Macha at 4/21/2005 01:51:00 AM
This year's Afrogeeks conference is taking place in May19-21, 2005 at the university of california, Santa Barbara. I will take part in the panel discussion moderated by Bruce Bimber, on May 21. The title of the panel is: Geek Speak: Decipherin' Digital Heiroglyphs.
The theme of the conference is Global Blackness and Digital Public Sphere.
This is the panel:
Panel: Geek Speak: Decipherin’ Digital Heiroglyphs
Moderator: Bruce Bimber
Ndesanjo Macha "Decolonizing the African Blogsphere: The Case of Kiswahili"
Jarita C. Holbrook "Cultural Astronomy, Black Physicists, and Total Solar Eclipses"
Skip Ellis "Project NEEM: Technology for Enhancement of Distributed Meetings"
Here is the full program. Visit this site for last year's conference.
Posted by Ndesanjo Macha at 4/17/2005 07:29:00 AM
In the great tradition of DIY wireless comes another project underway in Mali. The project is investigating best practices for building small DIY antennas and router enclosures at low-cost to serve the Malian television and WiFi markets. Designs were taken from numerous sources and adapted to use materials readily available in Mali such as plastic water bottles (peep the “BottleNet” antenna at right), used motorbike valve stems, and window screen mesh. More...Read more!
Posted by Ndesanjo Macha at 4/04/2005 07:57:00 AM